Sand flag

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 13:37
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Hi all

I have a UHF aerial firmly fixed to the bull bar but no current way of fixing a new 2.5 m sand flag to the Paj.

Would it be ok to gaffer tape the flagpole to the aerial for the few times it's needed? Would this impact on radio transmission or reception?

Thanks and regards, Ray
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 13:42

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 13:42
Ray,

I would actually tape it to one of the Bullbar uprights instead.

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Reply By: Olsen's 4WD Tours and Training - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 13:43

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 13:43
I wouldn't recommend it in case you damage the antenna. Looking at your bullbar, I would use the passenger side far extent- the vertical bit and Instead wrap some rubber like old tube around the vertical bit of tube and use stainless hose clamps to fix the sand flag
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Reply By: Peter McG (Member, Melbourne) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 14:22

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 14:22
Just came across this company in Perth:

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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 15:01

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 15:01
G'day Ray

No, not a good idea to tape the pole to the aerial.

Just gaffa tape it to the bullbar for the short while that it is needed.

I have an old HF aerial which I use for a sand flagpole now. My 6 meter Wogpole has seen better days....lol


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Reply By: Member RayJen Paj05 (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 17:02

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 17:02
Thanks everyone, that helps lots. Cheers, Ray
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Follow Up By: Mad Cowz (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 05:55

Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 05:55
Hey ray, jen and lily,
Should have checked out mine when we were on the desert, was funny though the number of comments you get when your flag is up 7 metres.

Mine was a piece of 1 1/2 gal pipe with some PVC inside it which clamps to the wog pole.
the gal is located by a peg on the bull bar and clamps to a horizontal part of the bar.
I put in the pvc to clamp to the pole as i was concerned it would break if i camped it to the foot long piece of gal.

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Reply By: toyotabits.com - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 17:12

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 17:12
G'day all, the best way is to tape, cable tie, or hose clamp a fishing rod to the bar uprights, that way you can get a bit more height as well, even less drag, more flexible. If it is a 2 or 3 piece rod you can take it apart when you want to, aussiedingo
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Follow Up By: toyotabits.com - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 17:54

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 17:54
G'day again, if you already have a rod holder on your bullbar turn it vertical & tape or ocy strap a rod in it. dingo
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Reply By: Member - BUNDY BOY (WA) - Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 00:19

Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 00:19
Paj05.......have mine zipp tyed to top of uhf areal for mine sites ...never any problems ....go ahead
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